Earlier this month, fellow artist Tiffany Toland-Scott invited me to participate in a group show at Eight and Sand Gallery. The show will be devoted to small works of art and I coincidentally have been working on some small traditional paintings. Committing to the show was just the kick in the butt I needed to finish one of them.
Bone Magic is a study for a larger, yet unnamed painting. The staff is based on an actual staff my daughter and her friends constructed. It lives in our house. The skull and bones are straight from our staff, while the jasper/turquoise strand and metal discs are products of my imagination. In the eventual painting, I may add more elements and you'll get to see the staff's keeper too.
If you follow me on Patreon you've already gotten an inside look at the process and my thoughts for this painting. Here's a peek for the rest of you.
I applied a gloss medium and varnish yesterday, so the painting needs to sit for a bit before I can frame and ship. Yes, that's an actual vertebrae from my own collection attached to the frame.
The group show at Eight and Sand Gallery opens March 12 at 6 p.m. PST. Sadly, I won't be there since the gallery is on the other side of the country!
- Sat, Mar 12, 2016 6:00 p.m. till Fri, Apr 1, 2016
EIGHT AND SAND GALLERY
5840 AIRPORT WAY S. SUITE 212
SEATTLE, WA 98108